Six dead, seven injured in Ilesa-Akure auto crash

••• FRSC returns N27 million to victim’s family

Six people were reportedly killed and seven injured during a road accident that occurred at Ipetu, along Ilesa-Akure express road, Osun state.

The incident which involved two commercial vehicles occurred at the Igbalajewe area of the high road in the morning on Tuesday.

According to Federal Road Safety Corps, Osun sector Command spokesperson, Agnes Ogungbemi, seven other persons sustained various degrees of injury in the crash.

She added that the incident was due to excessive speeding and dangerous driving.

Ogungbemi said two commercial vehicles, an Opel and Toyota Sienna, were involved in the accident, adding that probable causes of the crash were dangerous driving and excessive speeding.

The statement further read in parts, “Seven people were injured, six people were killed, people involved were 14 and one person was not injured.

“The injured victims were taken to Wesley Guild Hospital, Ilesa, while corpses of the deceased were deposited at the same hospital morgue.

“N21,900 belonging to the driver who drove GBA440XA OPEL ZAFIRA was handed over to NPF Ijebu Ijesa. Police towed the vehicles involved to their station.

“Also, a sum of Twenty-Seven Million One Hundred and Seventy-One Thousand Four Hundred Naira (N27,171,400) only was recovered from the scene and handed over to the victims’ family members.”

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